Go All In

Perform 3 rounds for Quality of:

5 Perfect Burpees

5 Cartwheels

5 One footed lateral hops over 2.5lb plate with each foot, over and back is one rep

Rest as needed, then perform

Tabata Double-under

The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 intervals.  Tabata score is the least number of reps performed in any of the eight intervals.

Rest 3 minutes, then perform

2k Row for time

Double Under Scores:  Joe D 32, Thomas O’Kane 27, Suver 11, Zeb 14

Watch Suver perform the WOD here.

 

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

I laughed out loud when I saw that quote!  We are in a place that we get to prove that theory correct everyday.  The idea of performing a single pull up, let alone 100 pull ups in a workout may have seemed insane only a few weeks or months ago for some of you.  I am still amused sometimes that I actually do this stuff: Olympic lifting, gymnastics, competitions, the daily suffering…who am I and how did I get here?!  Self discovery is a necessary part of the journey towards optimal health, and I have become more and more focused on finding out who I am and what I am capable of.

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The process isn’t easy and I have had plenty of rough patches along the way.  I discovered CrossFit over 6 years ago, and have checked the website almost every day since then, but the process of making these exercises and this lifestyle normal for me took almost 4 years.  Even after I opened the gym, I would still have big lapses in my training and nutrition.  I literally didn’t even bother myself with the nutrition information on the CrossFit mainpage for the first 2 years, even though I was suffering from terrible digestion during this same time!!  We know that you will make change when you are ready, and if you want to become healthier and fitter than you are now, you are going to have to prioritize your life as such.  You have to be ready to do things you never thought you would do.  On top of it all, you have to be willing to suffer through the change to reach your goal.

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

For those that will be taking the plunge for the first time, you can listen to Zeb discuss this in the above clip, but the process of rapidly changing your diet can be miserable!  I am reminded of something I read about this, that we cannot always just think about how “good” something makes us feel as a determination of how “good” it is for our bodies.  The example is easy, when a smoker smokes a cigarette, they feel great!  Take that cigarette away and they feel like killing themselves.  We need to trust in the process, ask questions and use the support of the others that are participating in the challenge.  Good luck to all!

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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